uThukela Municipality crowns new mayor

first_imgIn his speech, Mayor Siphiwe Mazibuko said this was history in the making, adding that he would bring about change and better the lives of the people by creating job opportunities especially for the youth,  ensuring that people with disabilities are taken care of in terms of obtaining jobs, and ensuring that rural areas have access to water.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! uThukela District Municipality held an inaugural meeting yesterday (August 25) at the Utility Hall, where they elected the new mayor, deputy mayor and speaker.The inauguration event saw various councillors, political party and community members filling the hall to witness the new mayor being sworn in.KwaZulu-Natal Premier Willies Mchunu was present at the event and delivered an address.In his address, Premier Mchunu urged councillors to work together and generate ideas together to bring about the best possible service delivery to the people who voted them into power. He also spoke about the issue of drought that uThukela faces, stating that the Provincial Office is doing everything in its power to help with this crisis.After his address, it was time for the councillors to vote and elect their mayor, deputy mayor and speaker.Former uThukela Mayor Dudu Mazibuko was elected as speaker, while Siphiwe Mazibuko was elected mayor and Nombali Mchunu deputy mayor.Out of 31 votes by the councillors, the ANC managed to obtain 17 to the IFP’s 14, thus winning the elections. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img

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